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#1 9 months ago

Anyone tried it?

Curious to get thoughts, cause I really love it.


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#2 9 months ago

Downloaded it but don't really see any reason to use it over FireFox.


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#3 9 months ago

I tried it, but to be honest I can't really tell much of a difference between the big browsers anymore, at least on PC. I'll probably keep using firefox as I'm used to the interface. 





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#4 9 months ago

The main benefits of Edge over other Chromium browsers are the smoother font rendering and smooth scrolling, consistent design UX with the rest of Windows 10, better privacy features by default and, the main thing for me, it isn't phoning everything I do home to Google. 

These are the Google services that you don't have bloating up the browser with Edge, some of these may be desireable (you can turn on to use Google Store extentions for example, as I do) but most of these are spyware / bloat, some have been replaced with Microsoft equivalents i.e. Ad Blocking / Tracking protection, and the developer / debugging tools.

It also supports ARM64, I believe that Google Chrome does not or if it does not until very recently by taking Microsoft's contributions to the code.

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#5 9 months ago
Posted by FileTrekker

The main benefits of Edge over other Chromium browsers are the smoother font rendering and smooth scrolling, consistent design UX with the rest of Windows 10, better privacy features by default and, the main thing for me, it isn't phoning everything I do home to Google. 

These are the Google services that you don't have bloating up the browser with Edge, some of these may be desireable (you can turn on to use Google Store extentions for example, as I do) but most of these are spyware / bloat, some have been replaced with Microsoft equivalents i.e. Ad Blocking / Tracking protection, and the developer / debugging tools.

It also supports ARM64, I believe that Google Chrome does not or if it does not until very recently by taking Microsoft's contributions to the code.

edgeservicesturnedoff.jpg



Those may be valid reasons to use it over Chrome (or other Chromium varients) but what are the reasons I should use it over FireFox?


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#6 9 months ago

The main benefit I get from Edge is that while I'm playing a game  it's the only browser I've used that, by default, will play Amazon and YouTube videos (most of the time) without stuttering. #FirstWorldProblems  



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#7 9 months ago
Posted by Adrian Tepes

The main benefit I get from Edge is that while I'm playing a game  it's the only browser I've used that, by default, will play Amazon and YouTube videos (most of the time) without stuttering. #FirstWorldProblems  



Is that the new Chromium Edge or the original?


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#8 9 months ago
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Posted by FileTrekker

The main benefits of Edge over other Chromium browsers are the smoother font rendering and smooth scrolling, consistent design UX with the rest of Windows 10, better privacy features by default and, the main thing for me, it isn't phoning everything I do home to Google. 

These are the Google services that you don't have bloating up the browser with Edge, some of these may be desireable (you can turn on to use Google Store extentions for example, as I do) but most of these are spyware / bloat, some have been replaced with Microsoft equivalents i.e. Ad Blocking / Tracking protection, and the developer / debugging tools.

It also supports ARM64, I believe that Google Chrome does not or if it does not until very recently by taking Microsoft's contributions to the code.

edgeservicesturnedoff.jpg



Those may be valid reasons to use it over Chrome (or other Chromium varients) but what are the reasons I should use it over FireFox?


Well, mainly the smooth scrolling / fonts / integration with MS services but it may largely be a case of preference.


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#9 9 months ago
Posted by FileTrekker
Posted by Adrian Tepes

The main benefit I get from Edge is that while I'm playing a game  it's the only browser I've used that, by default, will play Amazon and YouTube videos (most of the time) without stuttering. #FirstWorldProblems  



Is that the new Chromium Edge or the original?

Original.  Will give the new one a shot though.


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#10 8 months ago

How do I get it


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